The 9 Best Laptops For College Students Under $500
December 18, 2018: There really has never been a better time to find an affordable, quality laptop. Our own selection is proof-positive of that -- we had to sift through literally dozens of sub-$500 models on the market right now in order to come up with a top 10 ranking. And while there may be many other options out there that are suitable for students' needs, these are the cream of the crop, whether because they're jam-packed with features or simply dirt cheap (or, more likely, because they're a combination of both). Special recognition goes to the number of Chromebooks that made the list -- by offering basic web-browsing and media-watching functionalities at rock-bottom prices, these machines have basically revolutionized the budget market.